Urine test could ID at-risk pregnancies

07/13/2014 | Medical News Today · Nature World News

A study in the journal BMC Medicine found high concentrations of lysine in the urine of pregnant women were linked to a greater risk of spontaneous preterm delivery, while lower levels of molecules acetate, formate, tyrosine and trimethylamine were tied to fetal growth restriction. These biomarkers could lead to the development of a screening test for preterm or poor fetal growth conditions.

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